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Area sports briefs: Catawba women lose close one

From staff reports
Barton got 24 points from Nyesha Willie and held off a late charge by Catawba’s women’s basketball team for a 72-69 win in the Comfort Suites Classic at Goodman Gym on Sunday.
Catawba (2-3) trailed by 12 with four minutes left but nearly made a nice comeback.
Dana Hicks led the Indians with 16 points and nine rebounds. Jolysa Connor had 14 points and nine boards. Nisha Long (13), Quaneasia Coleman (12) and Chloe Bully (10) also scored in double figures for Catawba.
Barton (3-2) got 15 points each from Faith Hunter and Jannetta Robinson. The Bulldogs shot nearly 52 percent in the second half.
Local golf
Salisbury’s Michael Childress played in the National Junior Golf Tournament held over the weekend at Rock Barn.
Childress shot 81-83 — 164 to finish fourth in the 12-13 age group.
Max Winbrow from Concord won the tournament with 75-79 — 154.
Prep basketball
South Rowan plays at Northwest Cabarrus tonight in a high school basketball quadrupleheader.
The varsity girls game should begin around 6:30 p.m., with the varsity boys game to follow.
South’s girls will be looking for their second straight victory.
There’s a ton of basketball activity on Tuesday, with South at A.L. Brown, Cox Mill at Carson, East Rowan at Hickory Ridge, and Davie at North Iredell.
Prep football
The NCHSAA holds its press conference in Raleigh today for the football state championships, and the Post will follow West Rowan’s quest for a fourth straight 3A title throughout the week.
The Falcons (13-2) will take on high-powered Havelock (15-0), which scored 64 points in a regional final on Friday.
Kickoff for the game at UNC’s Kenan Stadium on Saturday is at 11 a.m. It’ll be the first meeting between the Falcons and Rams.
College football
Appalachian State (8-3) hosts Maine (8-3) in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

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